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Responsible Officer Training

All responsible officers appointed under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act) are required to undertake Responsible Officer Training.


On 29 June 2020 Step 3 of the South Australian government’s Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 Restrictions came into effect, detailing the actions required to recommence activities such as indoor public meetings. ICAC is now in the process of planning events and training sessions for the remainder of the year and we will endeavour to confirm our list of events in late July.

SA public officers are encouraged to register for the ICAC Online Learning Portal and complete the ICAC Induction for Public Officers and ICAC Conflicts of Interest courses.

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Responsible Officer Training

Responsible officers play an important role in administering the PID Act.

Responsible officers' duties include receiving disclosures of public interest information, making recommendations to principal officers in relation to disclosures, and advising fellow staff about the public interest disclosure scheme.

Who can apply?

This training is available for public officers who have been appointed responsible officers under the PID Act.

The Public Interest Disclosure Regulations 2019 require that persons designated as responsible officers must complete this course which has been approved by the Commissioner.

What will the training include?

The 2.5 hour training course will address:

  • the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018
  • our Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines
  • the role of responsible officers in the scheme
  • appropriate handling and protection of informants
  • cultures of disclosure in public administration

How to register to attend?


No sessions are currently scheduled.


What to prepare for the training?

Participants will be expected to have read the PID Act and our Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines.

Before attending this training participants should also have completed the online Public Interest Disclosure training course which is available on the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment's website.

Participants must also have completed the general ICAC awareness and obligations training. 

If you have not undertaken general ICAC training you are invited to complete our online induction course, or attend a general awareness seminar offered by ICAC.